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LATEST TRENDS >> PRESS RELEASES
PU RAW MATERIALS
US polyols, isocyanates prices rise on feedstocks, supply/demand

Prices of polyols and isocyanates in the US are rising because of tightening product availability and increasing feedstock costs amid strengthening demand, a major US supplier said on Monday.Buyers have signalled little resistance to the increases announced by several US suppliers as consumers were more concerned about obtaining sufficient...

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Published On: Tuesday March 06th, 2012

 
Huntsman to join Alfa at Surfexplus 29th-30th May

Huntsman will be on Alfa's stand B5 at Surfexplus at the NEC, come and visit us. We are delighted to announce that Huntsman will be joining us at the Surfexplus exhibition at Birmingham's NEC on May 29th-30th.What's new from Huntsman, come and find out during the show we look forward to seeing you there.NEW - DCH-99 is an excellent epoxy curing...

Company name: Alfa Chemicals Ltd.
Published On: Monday March 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES
Momentive Performance Materials Offers Performance Enhancing Products under Niax* Brand of Urethane...

Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a leading global provider of silicones and advanced materials, will launch the 50th anniversary of its Niax brand with the introduction of new Niax products at UTECH Europe 2012, April 17-19, Booth 1630. The Niax portfolio, representing one of the most enduring brands in the polyurethane industry, encompasses a...

Company name: Momentive Performance Materials
Published On: Tuesday March 06th, 2012

 
Evonik to Increase Prices for Polyurethane Additives

With immediate effect, or as contract terms permit, Evonik will increase globally prices for all Polyurethane Additives. The increase will be 5-10% depending on product type including TEGOSTAB® silicone stabilizers, TEGOAMIN® catalysts, GORAPUR® release agents and ORTEGOL® products. Tin based catalysts (KOSMOS®ׂ) will be dealt with...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Friday March 09th, 2012

 
Evonik at UTECH Europe 2012: We focus on you

The business line Comfort & Insulation of Evonik Industries AG has been producing and marketing polyurethane additives for more than 50 years. Our outstanding core competence is the comprehensive knowledge of the processes of interfacial chemistry. We are a leading supplier of tailor-made premium products and services for the polyurethane industry...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Monday March 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> UV STABILISER
BASF to show novel UV absorber for high-performance thermoplastics at Chinaplas

At Chinaplas 2012, BASF will launch in China Tinuvin® 1600, a novel UV absorber provides extremely long-lasting protection for high-performance thermoplastics. Tinuvin® 1600 is specifically developed for the protection of thin-layer applications for exterior uses, allowing plastic sheets, films and fibers to retain their mechanical properties,...

Company name: BASF Asia Pacific
Published On: Monday March 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Nanobrick walls make excellent gas barriers and flame retardants

Polyurethane (PU) foam is an extremely versatile material that commonly is used in bedding, upholstery and building insulation. However, PU foam is very flammable, often resulting in dripping of melted material that enhances flame spread through the formation of a pool fire under the burning object. Brominated flame retardant compounds (e.g....

Company name: Texas A&M University
Published On: Friday March 09th, 2012

 
Clariant s new reactive phosphorus flame retardants

Clariant offers a broad range of non-halogenated flame retardants under the trade name Exolit that address customers' growing environmental awareness.The Exolit range is known for its total resin-flame retardant integrity even under harsh conditions and in sophisticated applications. The new flame retardants Exolit EP 150 (LP) and Exolit EP 200...

Company name: Clariant Pigments and Additives - Flame Retardants
Published On: Monday March 12th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> COLORANTS - COLOR PASTES
Evonik Announces Sale of its Global Colorants business - Purchase agreement signed

Evonik Industries announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its global colorants business to the U.S. private investment firm Arsenal Capital Partners. It was agreed not to disclose the financial terms. The transaction is expected to be closed in April 2012 following the approval of Evonik's Supervisory Board and the relevant...

Company name: Evonik Industries
Published On: Wednesday March 07th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS
BASF to increase prices for butanediol and derivatives in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF SE will increase its European selling prices for the following products: 1,4 Butandiol (BDO) +125 EUR/mt Tetrahydrofuran (THF) +100 EUR/mt Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®) + 75 EUR/mt N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP) + 75 EUR/mt Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL +100 EUR/mt BDO and its...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Tuesday March 06th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> POLYOLS>> POLYESTER
Chemtura Announces Polyester Polyols Price Increase

Chemtura Corporation announces today that effective March 26, 2012, or as contracts allow, it will increase prices up to $0.05 lb for its Polyester Polyols, including FOMREZ®, products globally. This price increase is necessary given the continued escalation of raw material costs.

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday March 09th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ISOCYANATES
Huntsman to increase MDI and MDI-based systems prices in Europe

The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman Corporation announced today that it will increase the price of all its MDI products and MDI-based systems by €200 /tonne in the European region (Europe, Africa and Former Soviet Union) from April 1, 2012. Nick Webster, Vice President, Europe for Polyurethanes, said: "This second price increase builds on the...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday March 09th, 2012

 
Huntsman to Increase MDI and MDI-based Systems Prices in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)...

The Polyurethanes division of Huntsman Corporation (HUN:NYSE) announced today that it will increase the price of all its MDI products and MDI-based systems by US$250 /tonne over previous February prices from April 1, 2012 in the GCC countries and Indian Sub-Continent markets.Nick Webster, Vice President, Europe for Polyurethanes, said: "This price...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Friday March 09th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> DISPERSIONS
UCECOAT 7891 - A New Dispersion for Field Applied Matte Floor Coatings

Cytec Industries Inc. introduces a new high performance acrylated polyurethane dispersion for UV curable field applied matte coatings on wood, vinyl and vinyl composition tile (VCT).UCECOAT 7891 dispersion allows for the development of low gloss formulations without the use of silicas or other particles and dead matte formulations with very low...

Company name: Cytec Industries Inc
Published On: Tuesday March 06th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
RockSolid Floors Polyurea Garage Coat Earns 100% Approval Rating from Handyman Club of America

After extensive testing by its members, the Handyman Club of America has awarded the RockSolid Floors® Polyurea Garage Coat®, the world's first DIY polyurea floor coating, a 100% approval rating from its Member-Tested Program. Now able to carry their Seal of Approval, customers can rest assured that when they use the Polyurea Garage Coat®, they are...

Company name: RockSolid Floors
Published On: Wednesday March 07th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Jotun to showcase Polyurethane coatings for luxury boats

Jotun Paints, a leader in paints and coatings, will present its new polyester-polyurethane top coat that has been specially designed for top-class yachts at the upcoming Dubai International Boat Show 2012.The 20th edition of Dubai International Boat Show 2012 will be held from March 13 to 17 at Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi.Megagloss...

Company name: Jotun Paints
Published On: Monday March 12th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Huntsman to showcase how its TPU can help shape the world at NPE 2012

Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) from Huntsman offer many possibilities for meeting the manufacturing challenges of a fast-changing world, and at this year’s NPE exhibition, representatives from the company’s TPU business will showcase an interesting combination of new and established products.Well-known for their versatility, Huntsman’s wide...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Tuesday March 06th, 2012

 
Huntsman to create new connections at Wire 2012

At the end of March, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) experts from Huntsman will travel to Dusseldorf to connect with customers visiting Wire 2012 – one of the world’s most important tradeshows for wire manufacturers and processors. During the event, the team will promote a broad spectrum of cable jacketing materials from across its established...

Company name: Huntsman Polyurethanes
Published On: Saturday March 10th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Henkel to Exhibit PU Matrix Resin & Adhesive Solutions at JEC Europe 2012

JEC Europe, the biggest composites exhibition in Europe, will open its doors from March 27 to 29 in Paris, Porte de Versailles. Henkel, the worldwide leading producer of adhesives, will present innovative solutions for the industry at the fair.Composites based on carbon fiber or glass fiber are gaining momentum in various application areas due to...

Company name: Henkel
Published On: Tuesday March 06th, 2012

 
Rovings Developments for Polyurethane Composites

Polyurethane (PU) and PU composite, as an fast developing material area, are wildly used in construction, transportation, electricity industries, because of high toughness, fast cure and no styrene fumes. For the bright future of PU composite market and customer benefits, JUSHI Group has developed series of fiberglass products for various PU...

Company name: Jushi Group
Published On: Tuesday March 06th, 2012

 
Novel material could make cars lighter and cheaper to run

Developed by a team at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, the polyurethane-based sandwich material is said to make components 35% lighter than their steel and aluminium counterparts, and be just as strong. "To demonstrate the material, we manufactured a component that is subject to significant stresses and which has to fulfill a number of...

Company name: Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials
Published On: Wednesday March 07th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION
Co-injection and reinforced spray technologies for PU

The Cannon Group will exhibit at JEC Europe, held from 27 – 29 March 2012 in Paris, France, at stand H70. New developments in the fields of composites, PU, and thermoforming technologies will be presented, amongst others:The ESTRIM (Epoxy Structural Reaction Injection Moulding) technology for the replacement of the conventional slow RTM...

Company name: Cannon
Published On: Saturday March 10th, 2012

 
PROCESSING EQUIPMENTS - PRODUCTION>> ROBOTICS
FANUC robots stack up in totally automated foam products facility

Two FANUC robots are helping a leading European foam products producer, Recticel BV, to achieve totally automated production of its new Polygrow products.Recticel's Polygrow is a polyurethane foam product used by the horticultural sector, in particular vegetable growers, which provides a substrate for the growth of plants. The innovative product...

Company name: FANUC Robotics America, Inc
Published On: Tuesday March 06th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> CONSTRUCTING>> THERMAL INSULATION
Insulation Contractors, KinLar Insulation, Add Capacity and are Joined by Industry Veteran

With spring rapidly approaching the Ottawa construction industry is gearing up for an early start and a strong year. To better support their commercial clients, KinLar Insulation has added more capacity and is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Baker to the position of Commercial Accounts Manager. Wayne brings 12 plus years experience in...

Company name: KinLar Insulation
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS
Formula 1 adopts polyurethane safety blocks

Singapore, Silverstone, Monaco, Monza, Barcelona, Abu Dhabi – all these places have at least two things in common: they all host Formula 1 races, and were amongst the first to adopt new replacing racks of old tires as safety barriers on the high-speed race tracks.Spectacular overtaking manoeuvres and high-speed duels between virtuoso pilots are...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> PETROCHEMICAL - OIL FIELD
BASF collaborates with Perma-Pipe Oil and Gas for deep ocean developments

BASF today announced that it is participating in collaborative projects with Perma-Pipe Oil and Gas, New Iberia, Louisiana, under contract to LLOG Exploration Company LLC, Houston, Texas, to supply glass syntactic polyurethane (GSPU) insulation for the Mandy and WHO DAT subsea developments.BASF supplied ELASTOSHORE® ZEROHg™ technology to...

Company name: BASF
Published On: Wednesday March 07th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> MEDICAL>> ARTIFICIAL VEINS
Artificial vein valve could replace drugs for treating common circulatory problem

Chronic venous insufficiency - or CVI - is a very common medical condition in which veins in the legs cannot pump enough oxygen-poor blood back to the heart. It is caused by faulty valves within the leg veins, and causes blood to pool in the legs, which can lead to edemas and even open ulcers. Typically, treatment consists of anti-inflammatory...

Company name: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Published On: Monday March 12th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> DECORATING AND PROTO.>> TOOLING AND MODELING BOARDS
General Plastics Signs Distributor Agreement With TC Services

General Plastics Manufacturing Company has named TC Services its distributor of high-density polyurethane foam tooling and modeling boards in the Upper Midwest. Under the agreement, TC Services will supply customers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota with General Plastics’ LAST-A-FOAM® brand FR-4500, FR-4700 high-temperature and...

Company name: General Plastics
Published On: Wednesday March 07th, 2012

 
INDUSTRY UPDATE
Wanhua Polyurethane 2011 Net Profit Up 21.2%

Yantai Wanhua Polyurethane (600309), a producer of pure MDI and polymeric MDI, posted a 21.15 percent year-on-year rise in 2011 net profit to 1.85 billion yuan on a 44.88 percent increase in revenue to 13.66 billion yuan, reports China Securities Journal, citing a company filing. Earnings per share hit 0.86 yuan. The company announced plans to...

Company name: Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes
Published On: Wednesday March 07th, 2012

 
Chemtura Holds Nantong Groundbreaking Ceremony for New, Multipurpose Manufacturing Site to Support...

Chemtura Corporation, a leading global specialty chemicals company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, today held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new, multipurpose manufacturing facility in the Nantong Economic and Technological Development Area to support Chemtura’s growth strategy in China and the greater Asia-Pacific region. The Nantong...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Wednesday March 07th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PATENTS
PU RAW MATERIALS>> ADDITIVES>> FLAME RETARDANT
Flame retardant blends for flexible polyurethane foam

A composition is disclosed that comprises an otherwise flammable flexible polyurethane foam and a multi-component flame retardant additive. The flame retardant additive includes an alkyl substituted aryl phosphate and an alkyl phosphate ester wherein the alkyl groups range from C.sub.4 to C.sub.20 and contain one to six oxygen atoms in the alkyl...

Company name: Chemtura Corporation
Published On: Friday March 09th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> GREEN BASED
Continuous culture for 1,3-propanediol production using high glycerine concentration

The present invention concerns a new method for the production of 1,3-propanediol comprising culturing a microorganism on a culture medium with high glycerine content. The invention also concerns a new microorganism, or strain of microorganism, adapted for the production of 1,3-propanediol from medium comprising high glycerine content. The...

Company name: Metabolic Explorer
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
PU RAW MATERIALS>> CURING AGENTS - CROSSLINKERS>> AMINE BASED
(meth)acrylate/aspartate amine curatives and coatings and articles comprising the same

(Meth)acrylate/aspartate amine curatives comprising the reaction product of a polyamine, a dialkyl maleate and/or dialkyl fumarate, and a (meth)acrylate are disclosed, as are methods for making the same. A polyurea comprising the reaction product of the acrylate/aspartate amine curative and isocyanate is also disclosed, as are coatings comprising...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS
Coating composition

The instant invention is a coating system, a coating composition, a coating layer, a coated substrate, a method for producing a coating composition, a method for forming a coating layer, a method for making a coated substrate, and a method for healing a coated substrate. The coating system according to the present invention comprises (a) one or...

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Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
Coating compositions comprising polyurea and a phosphorous-containing polyol

The present invention is directed to a coating composition comprising polyurea formed from a reaction mixture comprising: (a) a first component comprising isocyanate, wherein said isocyanate comprises an isocyanate functional prepolymer formed from a reaction mixture comprising isocyanate and a material comprising a phosphorus-containing polyol;...

Company name: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Non-isocyanate spray foam

One- and two-part spray non-isocyanate foams that include an amide-based oligomer containing pendant carboxylic acid and a polyfunctional aziridine crosslinking agent is provided. The amide oligomer typically contains urea links, urethane links or both groups. Additionally, the foams may include one or more plasticizer, a non-functionalized resin,...

Company name: Owens Corning
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> PHOTOSENSITIVE COATINGS
Radiation curable compositions

A composition comprising at least one curable compound (I) advantageously having a refractive index Formula (I) of at least 1.60 and obtained from the reaction of A at least one aromatic polyisocyanate, B at least one monofunctional alcohol or amine, C at least one further monofunctional alcohol or amine different from B, D at least one diol or...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> BIOMATERIALS
Compounds for the synthesis of biostable polyurethane, polyurea or polyurea urethane polymers

It comprises compounds which are derived from a drug or a substance with therapeutic properties, and useful as reagents for the synthesis of biostable polymers including said drug in their backbone, namely polyurethanes, polyureas or polyurea urethanes that are biocompatible and biostable. It also comprises the processes for preparing the compounds...

Company name: Iberhospitex
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
SYSTEMS>> COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS
Long-wearing cosmetic composition

The present invention relates to a cosmetic composition particularly useful for the application of color such as in a foundation, lip gloss, lip stick, mascara, eye shadow, blush, and nail polish, for example. A cosmetic composition according to the present invention includes a film-forming silicone-containing polyurethane having a viscosity from...

Company name: Avon Products
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
FOAMS
Hybrid foam

The invention relates to highly elastic polyurethane foams which are suitable as functional materials having thermally insulating properties.

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS
Polyurethane coating cure enhancement using ultrafine zinc oxide

Ultrafine zinc oxide can initiate hardening of polyurethane coatings and decrease the coating tack-free time. The decreased tack-free times facilitate earlier application of additional polyurethane layers and earlier return of a coated article to service, and can provide improved floor finishes.

Company name: Ecolab
Published On: Friday March 09th, 2012

 
CASE>> COATINGS>> PAINTS
Two-pack polyurethane paint for backing films

The invention relates to a two-pack polyurethane paint for a backing film, a method for the production thereof and use thereof for application to moulded plastic parts.

Company name: Bayer MaterialScience
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
CASE>> ADHESIVES>> ONE COMPONENT REACTION ADHESIVES
One-component moisture curing adhesive for use in vehicle lighting appliance and vehicle lighting...

A one-component moisture curing adhesive for use in a vehicle lighting appliance including: 100 parts by weight of a bifunctional polyether polyol (A) having a molecular weight of not less than 3,000; from 80 to 40 parts by weight of a crystalline polyester polyol (B); from 20 to 60 parts by weight of a non-crystalline polyester polyol (C); a...

Company name: The Yokohama Rubber Co
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> FILMS
Composite film and method for producing same

The present invention is to provide a composite film having transparency, strength, elongation, and flexibility. The composite film contains: a urethane polymer formed from a polyol and a polyisocyanate; and an acrylic polymer obtained by photopolymerization of one or more (meth)acrylic monomers, in which total light transmittance of the composite...

Company name: Nitto Denko Corporation
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
Method of making multilayer polyurethane protective film

A method of making a multilayer protective film. The method comprises: (a) forming a PU layer comprising an at least partially crosslinked polyurethane, the at least partially crosslinked polyurethane comprising at least one of a polyester-based polyurethane or a polycarbonate-based polyurethane; (b) forming a TPU layer comprising a...

Company name: 3M Innovative Properties Company
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
CASE>> ELASTOMERS>> TPU
Article comprising thermoplastic polyurethane and polyamide 6/66 copolymer

The instant invention includes an article and a method of forming the article. The article includes a mixture of a thermoplastic polyurethane and polyamide 6/66 copolymer. The thermoplastic polyurethane has a Shore Hardness of at least 36D as determined using DIN EN ISO 1183-1.

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Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
CASE>> COMPOSITES
Sizing for high performance glass fibers and composite materials incorporating same

A sizing composition containing an epoxy film former, a urethane film former, a silane package that includes an aminosilane coupling agent and an epoxy silane coupling agent, a cationic lubricant, a non-ionic lubricant, an antistatic agent, and at least one acid is provided. The epoxy resin emulsion includes a low molecular weight liquid epoxy...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> AUTOMOTIVE
Modified moldable urethane with tunable haptics

The present invention relates to a slush moldable polymeric composition for forming a skin useable in interior trim components and methods of making the same. In at least one embodiment, the composition comprises a) from 50 to 99 wt. percent urethane elastomer, b) from 0.1 to 15 wt. percent propylene copolymer, c) from 0.1 to 25 wt. percent olefin...

Company name: International Automotive Components North America
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> SPORTS>> GOLF
Golf ball with multiple cover layers

A golf ball having a core and two or more cover layers, wherein the multiple cover layers are formed from materials that are substantially the same composition with the same Shore hardness, but are modified in some way to alter the processing or performance characteristics of the golf ball, or the layers have the same hardness and at least one...

Company name: Acushnet Company
Published On: Friday March 09th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> INDUSTRIAL>> WIRE & CABLE COATINGS
Flame-retardant resin composition, and insulated wire, insulated shielded wire, insulated cable and...

A flame-retardant resin composition including a resin component containing (A) 30 to 90 parts by weight of a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer having, as measured according to JIS K 7311, a JIS hardness of A98 or less, (B) 70 to 10 parts by weight of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having a vinyl acetate unit content of 50 to 90% by weight,...

Company name: Sumitomo Electric Industries
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
FINISHED PRODUCTS>> FOOTWEAR>> SOLING
Polyurethane-coated spandex fabric-fused midsole and apparatus and method for manufacturing the same...

The present invention relates to a polyurethane-coated (PU-coated) spandex fabric-fused midsole, and an apparatus and method for manufacturing the same, which allow a shoe midsole to be easily and conveniently manufactured through a single automatic process, and allows a PU-coated spandex fabric to be easily fused to a surface of the midsole in the...

Company name:
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
Footwear construction

A welted footwear construction with a direct-attach outsole and an internal tray containing a low density cushioning material. The welt may be secured to the upper and insole by one line of stitching and to the tray by a second line of stitching. The tray may include separate heel and forefoot cavities, each containing a low density cushioning...

Company name: Wolverine World Wide
Published On: Friday March 09th, 2012

 
CHEMISTRY
Catalyzed pellet heat treatment for thermoplastic polyurethanes

The invention relates to a process for preparing a thermoplastic polyisocyanate polyaddition product based on polyisocyanate (i) and compounds which are reactive toward polyisocyanate, with or without the use of chain extenders, a first catalyst (iv) and/or auxiliaries and/or additives (v), wherein a second catalyst is initially vaporized and then...

Company name: BASF SE
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
 
LATEST TRENDS >> PAPERS
SYSTEMS>> COATINGS>> SPRAYS
Polyurethane Foam: An Alternative Insulation Product with Major Benefits. So why so little known?

Polyurethane spray foam goes back to the 1930s and has been around commercially to the construction industry for the past 30 years or more. Despite this, what is still surprising is how little the construction industry and the domestic homeowner know about this product. Architects are beginning to specify it in contracts and local authorities and...

Company name: Rooftherm
Published On: Tuesday March 06th, 2012

 
HEALTH & SAFETY
Work-related asthma in France: recent trends for the period 2001-2009

Knowledge on the time-course (trends) of work-related asthma (WRA) remains sparse. The aim of this study was to describe WRA trends in terms of industrial activities and the main causal agents in France over the period 2001–2009.Method Data were collected from the French national network of occupational health surveillance and prevention (Réseau...

Company name: Inserm
Published On: Friday March 09th, 2012

 
BIODEGRADBILITY
Degradation of Polyurethane by Aspergillus flavus (ITCC 6051) Isolated from Soil.

The present study deals with the isolation of fungi from soil with the ability to degrade polyurethane (PU). A pure fungal isolate was analyzed for its ability to utilize PU as a sole carbon source in shaking culture for 30 days. Incubation of PU with Aspergillus flavus resulted in 60.6% reduction in weight of PU. The scanning electron microscopy...

Company name: Jaypee Institute of Information Technology
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
NANOCOMPOSITES
Electrical transport properties of single wall carbon nanotube/polyurethane composite based field...

We report on the fabrication and transport properties of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT)/polyurethane (PU) nanocomposite microfiber-based field effect transistors (FETs). UV-assisted direct-writing technology was used, and microfibers consisting of cylindrical micro-rods, having different diameters and various SWCNT loads, were fabricated...

Company name: National Institute of Scientific Research—Energy, Materials, and Telecommunications
Published On: Thursday March 08th, 2012

 
 

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